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How the Web and the Weblog have changed Writing

by Tom Johnson on Jul 5, 2009 •
categories: technical-writing

How the Web and the Weblog have changed Writing. I saw this on Gordon Meyer's blog. It talks about how blogs and web publishing have provided venues for texts that, due to incorrect page length, wouldn't have otherwise been published. Traditionally, texts had to be either 5 pages for magazines or 200 pages for books. Blogs now allow paragraph-length thoughts or 20 pages essays. Length (either too long or too short)  is no longer a deterrent to publishing.

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